Smoke & Mirrors

standing in the bathroom
the lights are brighter than the sun
it's midnight
and your hair has to be just right

outside it's a paper sky
with the moon hung low
and the clouds obscure the starry night
it's dark but not too dark
a tiny flicker to the right
he's lighting up the charcoal night

you can't say anything
but look up at the moon
it's a black night with bright lights
it's not too cold standing outside

and he's just standing there
saying nothing
watching you with lonely eyes
cloudy grey and drifting toward the sky

you say goodnight and go inside
and stare at nothing
the mirror in the bathroom
shows the flicker in your eyes

TMK 30.10.03